Archive for March, 2010

a shock moving about as we do

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

It is a shock moving about as we do – or is it growing old – suddenly finding yourself in unremembered corners surrounded by a flood of forgotten associations. -by Zelda Fitzgerald

He is, of course, the best of travelers

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

He is, of course, the best of travelers, for he is not put off by the vagaries of trains, inn-keepers, or the elements. And since it is the impact of the place upon him and not himself upon the place which concerns him, his expeditions are usually both comfortable and successful. -by Phyllis McGinley

Cultural adjustment is always tiring

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Cultural adjustment is always tiring, even when it’s also exciting. -by Deirdré Straughan

If travel is broadening it should broaden more than just our knowledge

Friday, March 26th, 2010

If travel is broadening it should broaden more than just our knowledge of how a Gothic cathedral looks or how the French make wine. It should generate a whole constellation of ideas about how men and women work and play, raise their children, worship their gods, live and die. -by William Zinsser

the most disturbing of all journeys

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys. -by Iain Sinclair

a poet has been there before me

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me. -by Sigmund Freud

I was never a big fan of people who don’t leave home

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

I was never a big fan of people who don’t leave home. I don’t know why. It just seems part of your duty in life. -by Joan Didion

Travelling is a brutality

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it. -by Cesare Pavese

Taking care of it becomes important

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Traveling to unfamiliar places makes me see that there is a lot of beauty in the world – landscape, people, art and culture. Taking care of it becomes important. -by Kimberly Kradel

send the elevator back down

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

When you reach the top yourself you have to send the elevator back down so that others can also get to the top. -by Edith Piaf